When a Child Kills by Paul Mones

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An exploration of the world of parracide presents the stories of eight children accused of killing their parents, discussing the facts in their cases and the outcome of their trials. Reprint. AB.
 

About Paul Mones

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Published October 1, 1991 by Pocket Books. 331 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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From an attorney who specializes in defending children who kill parents, case studies that show how years of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse--sometimes all three--always provide the motive for these crimes.

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attorney Mones eloquently defends brutalized teenage parricides in this well-documented study of juvenile crime and parental sadism.

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He argues that such youngsters, having blocked off feelings in order to survive years of parental sexual or other physical and mental abuse, and without protection from the community or the justice system, reach a breaking point that triggers their killing of one or both parents--son-father patri...

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